5 cool things from Merida, Spinergy, Microshift, Specialized and Brooks

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Editor here at off-road.cc, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. In the past Rachael has written for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding, she has been equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories or doing the site admin. When she's not busy with all the above she's roasting coffee or coaching mountain biking in the Forest of Dean. 

4 comments

7 months 4 days ago

chrisinleedsuk wrote:

 

Current running Advent 1x9 with a 32t ring on my hardatil, it's going well, not put a single foot wrong in three months.

 

7 months 4 days ago

Current running Advent 1x9 with a 32t ring on my hardatil, it's going well, not put a single foot wrong in three months.

7 months 1 week ago

Beauty of 9 speed and single ring is that tolerances are much wider, meaning it's easier to set up and those skinny-chained 12sp rigs. Makes a lot of sense. Personally I have 10spd Deore (M5100) and that comes in at a similar price, but for a 11-51T cassette.

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7 months 2 weeks ago

The Microshift Advent 9 speed is awesome, I recently installed it on cheap crossbike (so with roadshifters) and it was so easy to install and I haven't had a mis-shift yet. Also the price makes it an easy upgrade for old bikes or bikes that are likely to be destroid xD! 
For an MTB I would get the Advent X because I believe the 11-48 is a better gear-ratio for mtb but for cross and gravel a 40T crankset + the 11-42 cassette works perfect.